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will also qualify for tax credits to make the coverage even more affordable. we know that consumers are eager to purchase this coverage, and to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in insurance care coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. i want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed and we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. we are seeing improvements each week and by the end of november the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. over the past month, millions of visited healthcare.gov to take a look at new health care coverage under the affordable care act. in that time, nearly 700,000 applications for coverage have been submitted across the nation. more than half of those are in the federal marketplace alone. this tremendous interest confirms that american people are looking for quality affordable health care coverage. we know that the c
problem in that way but it has this huge underlying problem. you cannot continue to tax as if you're a small government country and spend as if you're a big government country. eventually that's going to come back and hit you. >> so this can last until march but in the meantime we can have another crisis and almost certainly will. january 15th is the next budget deadline. february 7th is when we need to raise the borrowing limit. when you were talking to those folks, how nervous are they about those deadlines? >> i think they're getting irritated as well as nervous. that makes a difference. you sit there and you're trying to make plans, you're trying to build a factory, you're trying to hire people. would you do that if you weren't quite sure what was going to happen in terms of the government, whether you're going to get hit, for instance, because there might be a demand to close the gap really quickly. well, who's going to -- who are they going to go for? they're going to go for business and that, i think, is a big thing. businesses react to consumers' confidence and they feed o
a grand bargain? there's no need for a further deficit reduction. republicans don't want the tax increase. democrats don't want entitlement cut asks why would they get together to reduce the deficit? the one thing that's motivating toward a grand bargain is that democrats dislike the sequestration cuts and would like to unwind them, but i don't think they can reach a deal to unwind very much of them because they would have to -- in order to offset them they would have to raise taxes or cut entitlements and people if they hate the sequester, they don't hate the sequester to cut the entitlements. you might sell off federal-owned timberlands and raise fees and you wouldn't be able to unwind very much of the sequester. >> if briefly, if you can, congressman. i do hope we have a grand bargain and if it would seem to me that the private sector needs help in getting out of this recession. you talk about democrats, social security, medicare and all of that. we're talking about food stafrms, poor people and pain. we're not talking about reverends and rabbis. they can pray all they want and they've
-- your reasoning is speculative. there are tax subsidies for a lot of the people whose prices may initially come out high. their tax subsidies available. let me play for you what jay carney said this morning to your point about young people and whether they'll sign up. >> there's a silver lining here when it comes to young people an young people are important to this working. it was always the case, no matter how good the website was going to be, that young americans were going to be the last group to sign up. i don't know about you in college or everything i did when i was young as last minute. >> well, i'm with jay carney on that one to the extent that i was a procrastinator and never wrote my paper until the last paper. does he have a point, though, we don't know right now that the accusations you're making are speculative? >> here's what we know, chris. and i think we can find common ground here. we know that we were promised that this website would be working great and it's not and it is a total mess. >> and the white house would concede that. >> we know that the president pr
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